We have been receiving a fair amount of emails about bicyclists on the sidewalk: Can you ride on the sidewalk? Should you ride on the sidewalk? And what do you do if others are riding on the sidewalk?
The law in Denver is very simple:
Bicyclists are prohibited from using sidewalks unless:
Remember, always yield to pedestrians
There are multiple efforts being made by BikeDenver, WalkDenver, Denver Department of Public Works and Denver Police Department including education, signage and better infrastructure to try and make Denver as safe as possible. Despite these efforts, there is an audience that is not always reached. To garner more attention and need to address the matter of illegal sidewalk riding, we recommend the following options:
Your voice is important and needs to be heard. Please continue to share your concerns with us and reach out to the folks listed above so that together we can Denver a true bicycle friendly city.